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Robotic cucumber harvester. Source: www.ieee-ras.org
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Data-Driven Food Processing Extends to the Farm

Just like their food processing counterparts, U.S. food farmers are using data-based decisions to maximize production and increase profitability.
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Optimize Supply Chain Risk Management

The industrial equipment manufacturers that see the best return on their investment in risk management are those that make it a priority, centralize responsibility and invest aggressively.
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The Promise of Cognitive Computing

Cognitive computing could help provide a solution to the knowledge gap left by industry experts retiring in great numbers.
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System Integration: Maverick Acquires CQS Innovation

The acquisition expands Maverick’s batch process and systems validation capabilities, and increases its distributed control systems (DCS) capabilities for the for life sciences, chemical and metals industries.
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Want to Build Your own SCADA? Here’s a Guideline.
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Want to Build Your own SCADA? Here’s a Guideline.

Despite the plethora of SCADA systems on the market, there remains a great deal of interest in building customized versions.
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Commencement 2014: Avoid the Noise

As Elon Musk advised graduates recently, focus on signal over noise. Growth will slow, but now is the time for aggressive planning and preparation.
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AutomationDirect has funded local robotics teams in Forsyth County and surrounding area for nine years.
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AutomationDirect Named Award Finalist for Supporting STEM Education in Georgia

Winners in all eight categories of the competition were to be officially honored at The 3rd Annual STEM Education Awards event held in Savannah, Ga. late September.
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Summit Media Group, http://www.summitmediagroup.com
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PMMI To Buy Summit Media Group

The association responsible for the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows is the new parent company of the print and online media company responsible for the Automation World, Packaging World, Healthcare
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How Technology and People Are Steering the Future of Manufacturing
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How Technology and People Are Steering Manufacturing's Future

From new technologies and new customer demands to new employee expectations, it’s clear that dramatic shifts in manufacturing are taking place. Here’s one view of the top factors driving these changes and what it could mean for you.
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?

As management staff approaches retirement, will expanding the use of MES/MOM to manage operations become crucial?
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters
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Schneider Electric Opens New North American Headquarters

Less than a year after its acquisition of Invensys, Schneider Electric debuts its new R&D center and North American headquarters to showcase the company’s expanded vision and market approach.
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Device Networks Cooperate to Make Smart Instruments Smarter

Soon to be released, Field Device Integration (FDI) will actually help EDDL-based bus users just get more information out of their field instruments in a more streamlined way.
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?
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Does Manufacturing Lag in M2M?

Though it seems very manufacturing centered, machine-to-machine connectivity is gaining more rapid adoption in customer-facing applications.
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